Hello, I'm 17 and am part of the Volinspire Team. It is my belief that we all have a moral responsibility to take care of our community, and that helping and standing up for each other is the most important step in that process.
"As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air — however slight — lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness."William O. Douglas, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Why I volunteered here: The Food Bank is an essential part of this community which provides for those in need. The importance of this institution in those peoples' lives is paramount, and I wanted to be a part of this positive and generous organization.
Why I volunteered here: I've always had a passion for martial arts, and I decided that I should give back to the organization that has helped me so much. As a small child, I appreciated the lessons and coachings of volunteers in the dojo, and I saw their benefits.
Impact: 2 Hours Volunteered = 1 person with a disability the opportunity to experience nature
Why I volunteered here: Another great experience. Music is a passion of mine, so when I get to play it while benefiting local Food Banks at a Christmas concert it is amazing.
Why I volunteered here: Along with some other musicians at Okanagan Mission Secondary School, we were able to play for the Gutsy Walk event downtown. It was a fantastic way of making a positive impact while doing something that I love!
Why I volunteered here: I'm passionate about the food bank, and I was happy to be able to spread that to other potential volunteers of all walks of life.
Why I volunteered here: The importance of celebrating the LGBT community is incredibly large. I have a deep investment in acting against discrimination, so helping out at an event like this is very fulfilling. I couldn't have spent my time better,thanks to Pride Society.
Impact: Help create an awesome atmosphere to get our pride on! :)
Impact: Create and maintain a safe, clean and fun festival site.